Daily Archives: 01/04/2015

New date set for asbestos sentencing for Waltham Forest Council......

Sentencing was due to be passed on Monday at Southwark Crown Court but has been delayed as there was insufficient time to hear the case.  The date is now set for 29th May.

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Ray Bellas......

Following the sad news announced last week about the passing of long term trade union activist, Ray Bellas, who died following a long, tough battle against cancer, a Just Giving page has been set up.   If anyone would like to leave their condolences to Ray or leave any stories or memories they may have of him, the family would be grateful. In his memory his family are raising money for Eye Cancer Tissue Bank Research for National Eye Research Centre, so if anyone would like to donate please click here to visit the page. Continue reading

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Celebrities back PSC’s sanctions campaign......

Artists call for sanctions on Israel.  Click here to read more

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IT Training courses for retired members......

Beginners and advanced classes are being held at UNISON Centre in June and November.  Click here to read more.

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UAF – Reject racist & Islamophobic Pegida UK – Saturday 4 April London......

The far right Islamophobic Pegida UK  aim to recreate the hatred of their allies elsewhere in Europe where thousands have massed targeting the Muslim community. However, a 3000-strong Newcastle Unites/UAF march recently humiliated the racists first mobilisation in Britain and they were massively outnumbered in Edinburgh.  Following the thousands that came out for the stand up to racism and fascism demonstration in London, we must reject their hateful division. UAF calls on all anti fascists to demonstrate. Unity is strength. Click here for facebook link 

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Give men and women the option to retire at 60 with a state pension......

pensionsThere are 100s of 1000s of people out there who still think that they’re retiring at 60 (women) and 65 (men) as they were not notified of the changes in 1995, let alone the second rise, hitting the same women twice!  It’s totally unfair and devastating to those affected.  Please sign the petition.

 

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Workers’ rights, online course starting 1 June......

Interested in workers’ rights? A new course is being offered to trade unionists in June online.

Trailer of the Massive Open Online Course “Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy”

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Working Lives Research Institute – Workers before, during and after the 1916 Easter Rising......

Irish History Month
Date: Wednesday 22nd April 2015  Irish Studies Centre London
Time: 6pm to 8pm
London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB Continue reading

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Philosophy Football “Days of Hope 1945-2015” Saturday 9 May 7pm......

Comedy, ideas, live music and poetry with Josie Long, Captain Ska, Paul Mason, Cat Boyd, Niall McDevitt, Maddy Carty, Melstars Music.  East End guided walk £3.  Click here to find out more (you need to click on ‘events’ on the website).

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